The Maxine & Milt Klein
Idaho Society for Clinical Social Work Scholarship
From left to right: Makala Knutson, Charles Pohl, Milt Klein, Lori Watsen
The Maxine and Milt Klein Idaho Society of Clinical Social Work Scholarship was established in 2004. Milt Klein, LCSW was the FIRST Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Idaho. He was Director of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare in the 1970s and the founding president of the Idaho Society for Clinical Social Work. He and his wife were partners in private practice for many years. You can learn more about Milt & Maxine and their contrbutions to clinical social work practice here.
The scholarship is housed at Boise State University and is awarded to a graduate social work student each year.
Contributions to the scholarship fund help ISCSW grow the amount of money that can be awarded each year. Please help us support future clinical social workers by donating here: Boise State University College of Health Sciences Become a Donor page. The Designation drop-down box should auto-populate to the Milt & Maxine Klein Idaho Society for Clinical Social Work Endowed Scholarship. Help us increase what our scholarship will pay out each year to an MSW student by making a one-time or recurring donation via the form below.
RECENT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Shellie Fuller, 2023
Shellie Fuller (2023-2024) graduated with her Master’s in Social Work from Boise Sate University in May of 2023. Originally from Middleton, ID, Shellie worked in child welfare before beginning the MSW program. The mom of four hopes to enter into a career working with underserved populations. She has shared this scholarship will allow her the opportunity to focus on her studies and get the most out of her education.
Gabrielle Earle, 2022
Gabrielle grew up in Northern Idaho and moved to Boise in 2015 to get an undergraduate degree at Boise State in French and Psychology. She plans to use her Master of Social Work degree to help couples and individuals struggling with relationships. She also hopes to be an addictions professor teaching human sexuality and wellness classes and to eventually start a practice to aid others in nurturing and growing their relationships.
“Thank you for this scholarship. I am very grateful to have this opportunity and ability to continue my education, and it would not be possible for me without this scholarship.”
Delaney Vesciano 2021
Delaney is from from Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, but has lived in Boise since 2016. She majored in Psychology and decided to pursue an MSW to help vulnerable children who need it most. She says, "Since becoming an aunt at 14 years old, helping children has been my passion and highest calling. When I'm not doing schoolwork or working, I love to read, paint, craft, and spend time in my church community."
Delaney's professional goals include working with children who have experienced trauma. She worked in a group home previously and shared she woudl love returning to similar work as a clinician. "As long as I am working with kids, I know I will be doing the right thing. I also hope to go on mission trips someday to bridge the gap for orphans in other countries."
"You are such a blessing to me! Financial support is always appreciated, but it impacts me beyond just the financial aspect. Living comfortably greatly impacts my mental health in an already stressful time of life. Thank you for your generosity!"